Tuesday, 13 November 2012

90 Years of BBC B(r)oadcasting

For the past few years we've noticed the pronunciation "boardcast" and "boardcasting", and possibly a touch of  "bwoardcasting". Today on the 90th anniversary of BBC radio I thought I noticed it on Radio 4 News. Have other people observed this? Is the r sound particularly sensitive in this word or is it part of a trend? I haven't really heard it with, for example, the words "broad" or "bread", or with names like Stuart / Chris Broad, the cricketers.